About Me

IMG_2033_2_2I like to marvel, and the thing I find most marvelous is redemption. That’s why I write about it more than I write about other things. Redemption: God, through the life and death of his Son, takes the punishment of my sin and offers me his righteousness instead, in the ultimate cosmic swap. It is astonishing to know that love can be so big, and that it can extend to even me.

Professionally, I write, speak, and collaborate on publishing projects. I’ve had the privilege of authoring books and speaking both around the country and abroad. Back in the day, you might’ve known me as the “2000 Brio Girl,” a columnist for Brio magazine.

I’ve been a wife since 2010 and a mom since 2012. My husband Nathan is an active-duty Marine Corps infantry officer, which means he deploys fairly often and we move often too. Marriage, motherhood, and military life have become for me a crash course in selflessness, flexibility, and fearlessness—things I’ve never excelled in.

If you’re interested in having me speak to your group or at your event, contact lisavelthouse (at) gmail (dot) com.